Another "When in Vegas" thread

Friday, February 23, 2007 9:38 AM
Nah, NYC and DC are definitely WORSE than Pittsburgh... my point is that I don't find Vegas any worse than *any* lareg metro area/city. They're not on par with each other but traffic can get bad regardless... I mean, it's not like driving from Monticello to Santa Claus. Hit the roads at the wrong time and you're going to have patience. That's what I was talking about.
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Friday, February 23, 2007 10:14 AM
I realize that (and I agree), but I couldn't resist -- I find it very amusing whenever I see people talk about traffic in NYC, LA, Boston, or DC, and *Pittsburgh*, at the same time. (I love Pittsburgh, and one of the reasons is the definite LACK of major traffic problems -- other than the stop signs at the end of onramps, that is.)

--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Friday, February 23, 2007 10:18 AM
Actually, I've experienced bad traffic in the area surrounding Pittsburgh, not so much Pittsburgh itself.

Pittsburgh is a great little city- a place I could see myself living in if I wasn't such a fan of northern NJ (despite it's obvious and not-so-obvious problems). But what's up with those stop signs? Don't you realize that it's much easier to merge into moving traffic when you're moving along with it? ;)

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Friday, February 23, 2007 8:43 PM
Talk to the civil engineers who designed the ramps. Part of the problem is our topology -- when the place for the ramp is a steep hill with no space FOR a merge lane, not much you can do (other than take backroads down to the next entrance and just avoid the mess completely as a driver :) )

--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Monday, February 26, 2007 10:38 AM
Here in NJ many of the highways under reconstruction have those "come to a stop before building speed" offramps and I don't get it. Seems to me that coming to a stop to merge with traffic moving at 70+ MPH is a dangerous thing. I can understand Pittsburgh's problems regarding topography... good thing our usual drive from Harmarville to Kennywood is mostly back roads, save for the few miles we're on that highway near Swissvale.
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Monday, February 26, 2007 12:14 PM
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GregLeg said:Part of the problem is our topology -- when the place for the ramp is a steep hill with no space FOR a merge lane, not much you can do (other than take backroads down to the next entrance and just avoid the mess completely as a driver )

WARNING: NOT a recommended plan for visitors...lesson learned the HARD way...LOL! :)

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